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The Pink Platform

To the editors: As a community leader in the Lincoln Park community for the last fifteen years I was pleased to read your article, “Colors: sprucing up the CTA,” in the December 2, 1988 Neighborhood News section. I have been attempting to work with the CTA for the last five years to get the Fullerton […]

Posted inArts & Culture

Something From Nothing

NOTHING SACRED Northlight Theatre THE GIFT OF THE MAGI and 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS Actor’s Repertory Theatre at the Victory Gardens Theater The passion for destruction is also a creative passion. –anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin The Northlight Theatre’s new computerized light board failed on the opening night of Nothing Sacred, and wouldn’t be fixed. So it […]

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The Sports Section

The most important play of last Monday’s Fiesta Bowl, in which Notre Dame and West Virginia battled for the national college football championship, took place in the third quarter. The Fighting Irish led 26-13, but the Mountaineers had just completed their first touchdown drive of the day and then intercepted Notre Dame quarterback Tony Rice […]

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Brightness

Souleymane Cisse’s extraordinarily beautiful and mesmerizing fantasy is set in the ancient Bambara culture of Mali (formerly French Sudan) long before it was invaded by Morocco in the 16th century. A young man (Issiaka Kane) sets out to discover the mysteries of nature (or komo, the science of the gods) with the help of his […]

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Mississippi Steaming

To the editors: I object strongly to Jonathan Rosenbaum’s review of Mississippi Burning (December 16, 1988). Criticizing the film for its undoubted shortcomings is one thing; declaring it “worthless” is quite another. Some of Rosenbaum’s criticisms are fair enough. The film ascribes far too noble aims to the FBI agent characters. Agreed. It ignores the […]

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Pot Poll

To the editors: I thoroughly enjoyed your article on the current drug law scene [“How to Win the War on Drugs,” November 18]. It was an unbiased view which turned my friends on, some who are musicians and some who aren’t. Objective views, pro and con, help your readers see the truth, which could set […]

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Worse Than Worthless

To the editors: Jonathan Rosenbaum’s appropriately indignant review of Mississippi Burning (12/16/88) suggests the urgent need for a new film rating category. The present categories range from 4 stars (masterpiece) to no stars (worthless). But what of films which are worse than merely worthless? “Worthless” sounds too much like “neutral.” The implication is that seeing […]